Its the rainy season here on Condado, well it has been for the last week. We have experienced all variations or rain, drizzle, heavy rain, deep rumbling thunder accompanied by spectacular lightening which on occasions looked like fireworks and large hail storms, big enough to make a decent ice cube for your favourite tipple. Camposol and last night, Mazarron Port have had floods because of the torrential rain but Condado seems to have escaped with only minor damage to the golf course and mud on the outside road. There is an interesting video on You tube showing a swimming pool floating down a street in Camposol last week. If you haven’t seen the video its worth a look. The swimming pool looks like a large boat floating down the street. Its near enough 2 years ago that part of the bridge on Camposol was swept away into the rambler.
The Golf course was temporarily closed on Friday as the heavy rain of Thursday evening swept mud onto the course. Some of the golf society members took consolation in their loss of a days golf by heading to the Clover and Condado Club to watch the first day of the Ryder cup on the TV screens. The three day event kept lots of people glued to their seats for the duration. It is not often that English, Irish, Norwegians, Scottish, Spanish, Welsh and the rest of Europe are all united on the same side. The atmosphere was electric as the Europeans ‘whopped’ the Americans. Three Cheers!
The rains, overcast and grey days have cooled the heat. 7 – 10 days ago we were sweltering in high temperatures but now the weather has cooled. The sun is hot when it breaks through but the days are cooler and the nights pose the problem of quilt or no quilt, window closed or window open as it can be chilly before dawn. As a result of the wet weather the wild flowers are flourishing and coming into bloom on the scrub lands all around us. We walked the inner road Sunday morning and enjoyed watching the birds, including a flock of herons amongst the scrub. The dog is revelling in the cooler weather, bounds along like a puppy and loves rolling in the puddles although I’m not impressed, a large, wet, smelly dog in a small apartment is never favourable. Talking of scrub, wild flowers, weeds – the gardeners this week have been weeding the newly planted hedges along the back road of Naranjos. The hedges are growing well and should be putting on quite a growth spurt as a result of the rain – although will that mean more weeds for the gardeners?
The close thundery weather has also brought the flies. Masses of them. In your eyes, crawling over your body, one you might be able to ignore but they are coming on mass. As I sit at the keyboard there is one on my shoulder, one on my right leg and one on my left knee. Every now and again they walk across the laptop screen. I can’t ignore them. The pesky things get everywhere. In the apartment they are relentless attacking food as it is prepared, plated and eaten. Squat them, spray them, they still come back.
Lastly the discussion about Corverra Airport continues. Found this article :
A spokesman for Spanish Airline Air Nostrum – which operates under the auspices of Iberia – spoke to la Verdad newspaper yesterday to confirm suggestions made last week that they would move activities to Corvera Airport as soon as the facility was operational. http://www.tumbit.com/news/articles/9404-airline-confirms-will-fly-to-murcias-corvera-airport.html
Is it true or gossip – Who knows? Have a good week